Welcome to the Family Section - the community for family and children lawyers

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Spring seminars: Children law update - Manchester, Birmingham, London

Children law updates will take place in Manchester, Birmingham and London between 9 and 15 March

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We commission exclusive articles from leading practitioners and commentators, on all areas of family law and practice


Oxfordshire County Council's childcare team goes paperless

21 December 2015

Oxfordshire County Council’s legal team could be saying a permanent goodbye to filing after successfully completing their first ‘paperless’ case.


How not to be an emotionally resilient lawyer

6 October 2015By

In the second installment on emotional health for lawyers, Julian Hall takes a look at the behaviours that undermine our sense of wellbeing

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Lessons of 2015 & resolutions for 2016

20 January 2016

Members of the Family Section Advisory Group share what they have learned in 2015 and what they’ll be focusing on in the year ahead

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Emotional resilience: escaping low self-esteemSubscription

20 January 2016By

In the third installment on emotional health for lawyers, Julian Hall takes a look at the relationship between emotional resilience and self-esteem

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Refuges in crisisSubscription

1 December 2015By

Robyn Allardice-Bourne discusses the implications of closing refuges and an innovative device to support victims of domestic abuse

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As a Section member, you're entitled to four webinars as part of your membership, available live and on-demand

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Webinar: Pensions for family lawyers (6 October 2015)

In one of the four webinars inclusive in 2015 Family Section membership, David Salter and Philip Way provide guidance on the methods of accessing pension funds, the implications on pension sharing and the red flags to watch out for

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FAQ: Dispute over professional fees

29 July 2015

The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service outlines the support the Law Society provides for disputes over professional fees and considers whether there is a duty to inform the client 

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FAQ: The engagement of a childminder

30 April 2015

The Law Society’s Library lists precedents for the engagement of a childminder

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Benefits of Membership*

The Family Section will provide you with support, advice, networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers.

The current Section Engagement programme has been created in consultation with the Advisory Group and will focus on key issues including:

  • Sharland and Gohil Supreme Court Judgement
  • Family Law Protocol
  • General Children Law update
  • Forced marriages
  • Divorce centres a year on
  • Pensions for family lawyers
  • General financial remedies update
  • Surrogacy
  • Social media as a business tool: Is LinkedIn worth my time?
  • Emotional resilience
  • Domestic Violence
  • Serious Crime Act 2015: FGM provisions

These issues will be addressed through a range of activities including: Seminars, Discounts off Law Society publications and webinars, Features, Commentary, Webinars, News and a LinkedIn Group.

*See Section terms and conditions

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